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CJDB (CUFTS Journal Database)
The CUFTS Journal Database is a serials management tool developed and hosted by SFU Library as part of the reSearcher suite of open source products for locating and managing electronic information resources. It is an optional add-on module to the GODOT link resolver and CUFTS KnowledgeBase.
The CJDB provides the following services:
- A highly customizable alphabetic and subject list of electronic and print journal holdings
- MARC record export for serials holdings
Frequently Asked Questions
Access to the Admin Module
CJDB is administered via the CUFTS admin module, located at:
Sites already using the CUFTS admin module for link resolving should be able to access the CJDB admin functions using their existing passwords. If you require a password, please contact the BC ELN Office.
Adding Print Holdings
If your site has not yet added BC print holdings (and would like to), please contact the BC ELN Office for the initial setup. A file of your serials records in MARC format will be required, and some config information to enable CJDB to link back to your catalogue.
After your MARC records have been loaded, you can use the admin module to update them. Updates will be merged into your journal list overnight (because of the volume of processing required, it is run as a batch job once a day).
Customizing the Interface
Interface customization is done by editing web templates through the admin utility. Some knowledge of HTML is required.
Simple customizations can be handled by the BC ELN office if you would rather not make them locally.
Exporting MARC Records
Export of MARC records is available from CJDB Data in CUFTS admin.
Scheduling CJDB Rebuilds
There are many database title lists in CUFTS; updating at SFU Library happens on an ongoing basis. Libraries can schedule CJDB rebuilds at their convenience. For optimum results, weekly updates can be scheduled. Monthly or semesterly updates will provide reasonably up to date results. If you are including print holdings, remember to "rebuild with print". Rebuild is a batch process which runs overnight; your CJDB will be up to date the morning after the rebuild is set.
Last updated: March 26, 2015